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Saving Orphaned Chimpanzees

A sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares orphaned chimps for release in the wild. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "JJpMYTyRWuDv6ZA0", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLo…

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Jane Goodall on the Future, Aging and Conservation

In the second part of my interview with the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall, we discuss aging, veganism, zoos, aging and her wishes for the future. For part one, click here. Marianne Schnall: Tell us …

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Peace Chimps Known for Intimacy and Tolerance

No, they aren't hippies wearing tie-dye and peace symbols, but bonobo chimps, aka pygmy chimps, could be mistaken for them. They are believed not to engage in violence like their larger cousins do, an…

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Actor Woody Harrelson Wants Chimps Released

Actor Woody Harrelson is working with PETA to help get 14 research chimps returned from a research lab to the rehabilitation center where they had been living. The chimps were in retirement from being…

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Pet Chimps and Monkeys Banned in Illinois

Effective at the beginning of 2011, a ban has been placed in Illinois on owning chimps, monkeys, gorillas and orangutans. Primate owners there who purchased before the law went into effect can keep th…

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Testing on Great Apes Banned by EU

Experiments using chimpanzees, orangutans, bonobos, and gorillas have been banned by the European Union. The EU has 27 nations as members and they have two years to comply with the new regulations, wh…

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Chimps Outsmart Hunters

Chimps in Guinea rainforests (Western Africa) are learning to set off traps intended for them by hunters, without getting caught or injured. Hunters set snares and traps for the chimps to capture and …

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7 Animals Smarter Than Humans

By Paula Alvarado, TreeHugger Bodies that work with the Earth's magnetic field to determine location. Female-only societies. Telling whether you're a friend or a jerk there to make trouble wi…

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Are Chimps Smarter than Humans? (3 videos)

Chimps and humans are nearly 99 percent alike in their genetic makeup. Scientists and researchers have conducted myriad studies of their intelligence. These 3 fascinating videos show some of the r…

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